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in washington, thanks so much. >>> all right. still ahead, president barack obama meeting with sandy victims. patience runs out in the northeast. >>> we are learning of charges against a couple of bp employees now over the gulf oil spill. they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ >>> new details today in the oil rig disaster that cost oil giant bp billions. attorney general eric holder announced last hour that two bp officials are each charged with 22 counts of manslaughter, a third official charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the worst oil spill in history and the punishment doesn't stop there. bp will pay a record $4.5 billion fine to settle criminal charges. an explosion on bp's oil rig in the gulf of mexico killed 11 people in april of 2010. millions of barrels of oil poured in to the gulf of mexico,
? thank you very much, everybody. >> all right. president barack obama there on staten island. the second visit to the region after superstorm sandy reiter e reiterating that the federal government will be there in the complete rebuilding of this region devastated by that storm. there he is with the governor of new york and also homeland security chief janet napolitano and senators chuck schumer also there as well as the new york city mayor michael bloomberg. you heard the president there also talking about poignant moment with the moore family and many people recall their two sons swept away and he talked about what's been a very emotional visit to the staten island area, but also a kind of reaffirms that resolve that the federal government will be there as best it can in the rebuilding process. our victor blackwell is there, also, in staten island outside of recovery center. so victor, give me an idea what the reception has been like for the president's second now visit, the first post-re-election there to staten island. >> reporter: well, i think the president today said what the peop
more. thank you, i appreciate it. >> thank you. just a short time ago president obama arrived in new york. he is expected to meet with family officials and first responders, all still trying to recover from hurricane sandy. the storm left millions without powers. some of the hardest hit areas on new york's long island. the congressman joins me now. congressman, it's good to have you with me this morning. let's ask about your area, neighbors there. how are they doing recovering from sandy and in your estimation has the federal government done enough to help in the last few weeks? >> well, this recovery will be long, it will be slow and difficult. it has been the way since the storm struck the last two weeks ago. we have small businesses trying to recover that lost business, our economy took a hit. and so we have to make sure that long island is getting all the resources it needs to get back up on its feet, to keep the power on, to build the instruct, to get people in their homes to take care of the devastation that was inflicted on long island as a result of the storm. that's importan
happens. thank you. >> all right. >>> president obama got a firsthand look today at parts of new york that were hardest hit by superstorm sandy. thousands of new yorkers, yes, thousands of new yorkers still don't have power two and a half weeks after sandy hit. the storm is raising serious questions about the government's response, even bigger questions about weather patterns, at least for some. let's bring in our white house correspondent brianna keilar -- actually, brianna is not yet available i'm told. but we do expect to get her up soon. we'll speak to brianna keilar momentarily. we'll also have a quick check of some of the day's other top stories. that's coming up including mitt romney, did he hurt himself with gaffes during his presidential campaign? is he hurting the republican party right now with his latest comments, the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, he's standing by to join us live. (splashing)... (child screaming underwater)... (underwater noises). >>> we've reconnected with brianna keilar, our white house correspondent, brianna keilar, is watching what's going on in ne
island, president obama offers words of consolation to locals and thanks volunteers. we expect to hear some comments from president obama. we'll stay here live. we'll also let you know that we are expecting a news briefing coming up at about 2:00 p.m. eastern from the attorney general, eric holder. this is in relation to the settlement announced today b.p. oil's paying $4.5 billion fine, settlement, in the case for the gulf coast oil spill. that news conference is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. eastern. we hope to take you there live. >> as you can see in that mob of folks from staten island and reporters the president is actually in new york. he came up just a bit earlier today and started his afternoon in new york with a helicopter tour above some flooded and burned out sections of queens and staten island. he made an aerial tour over the neighborhood that included the breezy point community where roughly 100 homes were burned in a massive fire during the storm. >> live here on staten island waiting to hear possible comments by president obama who's been touring parts of queens and staten i
johnson, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> brown: on line we have a who's who in china's new government. that's on the rundown. >> suarez: finally tonight, trying to recover from hurricane sandy. president obama saw first-hand some of the worst damage in new york city today. he toured through several hard- hit areas and met with residents in line for aid at an emergency center. the president said federal help will be available to people for as long as it's needed. >> there's going to be some long term rebuilding required. you look at this block and you know that this is a community that is deeply rooted. most of the folks i met here have been here 20,30, 50 years. they don't want to see their community uprooted but there's got to be a plan for rebuilding. and that plan is going to have to be coordinated and it's going to need resources. >> suarez: another one of the neighborhoods that was on the president's radar today was in new york city, and it faces a long road back. it's also a place where volunteers are playing an increasingly important role in assisting residents. as we learned w
of the leader of hamas' military ring. >> thank you very much for the update. >>> a defiant president obama making it clear he is ready to rumble with the republicans. the president drawing two big lines in the sand in his first news conference since winning re-election. first on taxes and the fiscal cliff. >> but what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford and, according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. >> the president also coming to the defense of susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, who just a few days after the attack as you recall said violence on the u.s. consulate in benghazi began as a spontaneous protest against an anti-islam film. two top-ranking republicans are vowing to block rice's nomination if she is picked to be the next secretary of state. the president firing back with a rare flash of anger. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> white house correspondent dan lothian, live from washington this morning. it's
closed that place down. >> robert baer, former cia operative. thank you so much for joining us today. >>> in the next hour, president obama will head to new york to meet families trying to recover from superstorm sandy. will he visit staten island, one of the hardest hit areas, and take an aerial tour. he will also meet with city officials, first responders and f fema staff. this will be the president's first time touring the region in new york. he he will be joined by new york governor andrew cuomo and mayor michael bloomberg and members of his cabinet. >>> former republican nominee, mitt romney now claiming the president won re-election by giving gifts to after r african-americans, hispanics and younger voters. this is how romney explained his loss in a phone call to some of his top donors. >> the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> those comments aren't sitting well with some republicans, notably former romney surrogate,
air strikes. soledad? >> sara sidner for us, thank you for the update. >>> let's get to washington now, where a pretty fiery president obama ready to take off the gloves, if the republicans want to fight. the president clearly stating two key demands during his first news conference, ever since winning re-election. the first on taxes and the fiscal cliff. >> but what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford, and according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. >> the president also making clear that he has susan rice's back. that's his ambassador, the embattled u.s. ambassador to the united nations. initially she said that that september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi began as a spontaneous protest against an anti-islam film. well, now two top-ranking republicans are vowing to block her nomination if, in fact, she is picked to be the next secretary of state. that had the president very anger. here's what he said. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they
the appointment of a select committee. host: we will hear president obama's response to criticism. our question first is, how confident are you in a white house national security team? our first caller is from the democrats' line. caller: thank you for taking my call. i appreciate all the things c- span does. there are not enough people bringing issues like this to light. i am the father of two young the marines. things like this really get my attention. it seems like as the information comes out about this more and more each day, it is more and more questions. people have to stop and look at this for the good of the nation. there are way too many things that do not meet the eye. i think yesterday the president got a free ride on questioning this in front of the american people. today this will go behind closed doors. it will classify everything as top secret. we will never know the truth. host: what would answer your questions? caller: i do not know if it is possible to do that because of the media. there is not enough real reporting going on. i do not mean to be negative about this. if you tu
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